“Laying On of Hairs” by Melodie Jackson

Once I tried to pray away the kinks,
But God told me “expand,” not shrink.
Because while they trace heritage back to sod,
These kinks and these curls trace back to God.
Now as I anoint my own crown with oil,
I trace my priesthood with every coil.

(Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash)

Rachel Rueckert is the current editor in chief of the Exponent II Magazine. She is the author of EAST WINDS.

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